Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sponsors | $25 in gifts, and a holiday note

In today's snail mail, a reader who didn't provide an address gave me $5. And another reader, in Ohio, gave me $20 -- with a card.

"Merry Christmas, Jim," they wrote, "and thanks for all the work you do on Gannett Blog. I'm one of those stressed-out but still-employed Gannetters, and everything I know I learned on your blog."

Thank you, both.

With those contributions and advertising sales, I've now reached 83% of my goal. But there are just 11 days remaining in the quarter. As they say in Chicago, vote give early and often! Here's the breakdown so far:
  • Reader donations: $925
  • Advertising: $2,387
I'm trying to earn $4,000 quarterly, through donations of $5 per reader, plus advertising sales. Please use the PayPal "Donate" or "Subscribe" tools in the green rail, upper right. Or mail cash and checks payable to: Jim Hopkins, 584 Castro St. #823, San Francisco, Calif., 94114-2594.


  1. yes folks, forget the needy... fund Beggar Jim vacations!

  2. People who donate to Beggar Hopkins are not smart.

    Be smart this holiday season. Donate to a worthy cause. This isn't it.

  3. 7:45, Jim scares you, huh? It sucks when a company becomes transparant to so many. This blog is an invaluable tool to every employee. Keep up the great work, Jim. My donation for the year is on its way.

  4. Jim...I sent my $20 anonymously about two weeks ago. Keep up the great work and thank you for a forum so that we can share info and help one another.

  5. No one is scared, 7:50. We just think it's sad for you to give money to Beggar Hopkins, who lives in one of the most expensive cities, rather than someone who needs it.

    As the other poster said, be smart this holiday season. Donate your money to someone who needs it.


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